Originally delivered on 10/17/2022 11:01 am

SUBJECT: October 2022 Newsletter

Sol Feinstone Elementary

PTO Newsletter - October 2022

Welcome to Fall Sol Feinstone Families,

The school year is off to a great start and we're so excited for all the activities to come. Read on to learn what's going on in our school community and be sure to mark your calendar and join in this year's activities.

Here are some updates from our PTO meeting on October 7: 

  • The PTO has been busy planning this year's activities and helping teachers get situated in their new classrooms. 
  • Recent PTO contributions to the school include flags and rugs for many of the new classrooms, umbrellas for the staff to use on rainy days during arrival/dismissal, supplies for the after school clubs and some math games and books for the grade level teams.
  • If you haven't already, please join the Sol Feinstone PTO. It gives you the opportunity to get involved in your children's school. It gives you access to the school directory, both printed and online, and it helps us raise money. All money raised by the PTO goes back to the school community. SIGN UP TODAY
    • The winners of our PTO membership contest were Mrs. Yorgey's kindergarten classes for K-2 (AM and PM tied) and Mrs. Lilienfeld's class for 3-6. The PTO will provide each class with an ice cream party for their outstanding participation. 
    • Homeroom parents and class photographers have been selected for each class. Thank you to all who volunteered. We had over 80 volunteers for homeroom parent and over 40 for classroom photographer. Make sure you share your contact information with your homeroom parents and be on the lookout for information from them throughout the year about things happening in the classrooms.
    • We still need volunteers to join our committees, help with activities and more. If you want to get involved, please send a note to SFEPTO1090@gmail.com.

SFE principal, Mr. Harlan, joined us and shared some updates, including:

  • The school year is off to a great start. It's so nice to finally have things back to normal.
  • The construction is moving along as planned and another group of teachers and students will move into new classrooms in January.
  • We've kicked off our Soar to Success program again this year and the students continue to be excited about it.
  • The district is now offering free breakfast every morning. Students can pick up a breakfast package between 8:30 and 9:10 and take it to eat in their classroom.
  • There's a ton going on this fall. We look forward to seeing many parents at the Halloween parade. Look for details below and in Mr. Harlan's weekly email.

Please plan to join us for our next PTO meeting at 9:15 AM on Friday, November 4 in the gym/cafeteria. We will also be hosting an evening PTO meeting at 6:30 PM on Wednesday, November 9. The evening meeting is a great opportunity to learn more about our school community and get involved if you can't make it to our monthly meetings on Friday mornings.

SFE Trunk or Treat

Friday, October 28 from 6-8 at Newtown Middle School

Reserve your spot today for a spooktacular evening of fun at our first Trunk or Treat on October 28th! This event will be held from 6:00-8:00 PM at the Newtown Middle School parking lot. There will be music, prizes for top trunks, and lots of treats for our amazing families! Tickets are $10 per child for treat'er-only families.

Be sure to register by Friday, October 21 if you plan to decorate your trunk. If you decorate, your kids can trunk or treat for free! Trunk set-up begins at 5:15 PM.

Trunk Registration and Ticket Form

We need volunteers to help the night run smoothly. LINCS Hours Available!s

Trunk or Treat Volunteer Sign up 

Questions? Email Katie Dunne 

Hootie's Hut

Hootie's Hut will be open during all lunches on Thursday, October 20 and Friday, October 21.

Our school store will be open a couple days each month during all lunches and will also include a time for kindergarten to visit. Send your students with some money. Items range from $.25-$10 and include pencils and other school supplies as well as slime, bouncy balls and other fun little toys.  

Volunteers are needed to help our school store run smoothly. To help, you must have clearances on file with the district. 

Hootie's Hut Volunteer Sign-up

SFE Glow Dance

Saturday, November 19 from 5-7

Save the date for a fun night of dancing at Newtown Middle School. Look for ticket sales beginning in late October.

SFE Gives Back

This year, the SFE PTO Give Back committee is partnering with the SFE student council to provide opportunities for our students and families to give back and support our community. Look for fun opportunities to give back monthly.

October 24 - November 4 - Food drive

Support the Warminster Food Bank and families in need. Donate non-perishable, non-glass food items. Collection bins will be available at the front entrance of the school and also at Trunk or Treat on Friday, October 28. Let's see how much we can collect for local families in need.

November 1 and 2 - Candy donation

Support our troops by donating your leftover Halloween candy. Collection bins will be available at the front of the school.

Friday, December 2 - CHOP PJ Day

Save the date to wear pajamas and support the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Details to come on making your contributions.

Halloween Parties and Parade

Monday, October 31

10:00 Halloween Parade

Parents may cheer on the costumed students as they exit the school from the back of the gym area. For school security and safety reasons, parents who are coming for the parade are not permitted inside the school.  

1:15 PM Kindergarten Halloween Parade

2:00 Halloween Parties 

Parties will take place in the classrooms from  2:00-2:45. Look for additional information from homeroom parents.

Spirit Days

Show your school spirit and have some fun!

October 28 - Pink Out in support of Breast Cancer Awareness

Show your school spirit and support of breast cancer awareness and wear pink.

November 21 and 22 - Blue and White Days

Half days are blue and white spirit days. Wear blue and white or your Sol Feinstone gear to show your school spirit.

Upcoming Activities

The SFE PTO is busy planning lots more fun activities this year. Mark your calendar and look for more details to come.

Friday, February 10 Sweetheart Dance

6:30-9:30 PM at the Fuge in Warminster

Friday, April 14 Adult Trivia Night

6-10 PM at Saint Ignatius in Yardley

April 17-21 Spring Raffle Basket Sales

This kid favorite is back and a great fundraiser for our school

Thursday, May 18 SFE Science Fair

Students in grades 4-6 have the opportunity to participate in this year's science fair.

Get Involved - Volunteer Opportunities
PTO Volunteer Opportunities

We need your help to make our activities run smoothly. 

Trunk or Treat Volunteer Sign up (LINCS hours available)

Hootie's Hut Volunteer Sign-up (Clearances required)

Join a PTO Committee

We have lots of fun activities planned this year, some old favorites and some new ones too. We need your help to make this happen!

Join a committee to support our school community.  We always try to do some extra special things for our sixth graders and could use some help there too.

Whether you have a little or a lot of time to give, we can use your help.

Please reach out to SFEPTO1090@gmail.com to get involved. 

Support our School - Fundraisers
Join the PTO

Our annual membership drive is one of our biggest fundraisers. Your annual registration of $35 goes directly to support our SFE school community and gives you access to the school directory. 

Your PTO membership includes the members only directory, which is conveniently available through the Membership Toolkit App and offers a wealth of information and resources that will help you navigate through the SFE community. Each family that joins the PTO will receive a copy of the printed directory. Information includes class rosters and family contact information*. Be sure to enter/update your information so it's included in the directory.

*You are not required to include your personal information in the directory.


6th grade Pretzel Sales

Purchase a pretzel on Friday mornings to support our 6th grade class. Pretzels can be purchased on your way into school for $1. You can also purchase Pretzel Coupons. A sheet of 10 coupons is $10. Purchase on the SFE PTO website and the coupons will be sent home with students.

Celebration Books

Help us refresh and replenish the library. Donate to the library and your child can select a book to have a placard with his/her name inserted in the front. Celebration Books can be a great way to show your appreciation for a teacher or staff member. To learn more or purchase a Celebration Book, click here.

Spirit Wear

Spirit wear can be purchased at any time through 1st place SpiritwearThere is something for everyone - students, teachers, parents and more. They will mail directly to your house and 10% goes directly to the PTO. 

Show your school spirit and support our school! Order HERE

You shop, Amazon gives

When you select SFE and shop at smile.amazon.com, Amazon will donate a percentage of your purchases to our PTO.

Order pictures

Explore how you can support our school when ordering pictures and other merchandise through Shutterfly.

Save your receipts

Save your McCaffrey's receipts and send them into the front office in a labeled envelope or bag. The SFE PTO earns money back for every dollar spent.

Update the SFE Directory

Update your family information in our school directory and find information to help you connect with other SFE families. Be sure to update your class assignments for the 2022-23 school year and add any new students.

Follow us on Facebook

Follow the SFE PTO on Facebook at "Sol Feinstone PTO" 

Subscribe to the calendar

Make your life easier by subscribing to our SFE PTO Calendar. All school events, holidays and important dates have been included. 

Create or link a Membership Toolkit Account

If you haven't already, create or link a MTK account to access the site's full contents, including directory and more.

  1. Go to www.sfepto.com or www.sfepto.membershiptoolkit.com 
  2. Click on Register/login button on the right
  3. If you already have an account with another organization in MTK you can use the same email, and password to login
  4. Select “create account” and fill in the fields
  5. Click “verify my email” - then check your email for link to complete process: Note the link expires in 2 hrs
  6. Once verified, login and finish the registration process

Once the Primary Account setup is complete, you can invite others to access the family account as a secondary user.

Upcoming Events
Monday, October 17
6th grade penny challenge
Tuesday, October 18
6th grade penny challenge
Wednesday, October 19
6th grade penny challenge
Thursday, October 20
6th grade penny challenge
Hootie's Hut
Friday, October 21
6th grade penny challenge
Hootie's Hut
Trunk or Treat registration closes
Monday, October 24
No School - Diwali
Wednesday, October 26
5:00p CR North Trunk or Treat
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